Lincoln City proudly presents…Beachcombing Clinics! Unearth treasures from the sand and sea while learning how to hunt for agates, gemstones, jasper, petrified wood and other coastal collectibles.
2018 Beachcombing Clinics
Each clinic begins with a brief orientation by local expert Laura Joki at the SW 33rd Street beach access, just north of the Sandcastle Beachfront Motel. To get there from Highway 101, turn west onto SW 35th Street (at the Christmas Cottage), continue down the street and take a right at SW Anchor Avenue. The beach access will be on the left hand side. Public parking lots are located at 35th and 32nd Street. Parking is also available along SW Anchor Avenue and at the beach access.
Following the orientation, Laura will guide participants along the beach and help them identify coastal treasures. Some of the treasures you may encounter include agates, fossils, gemstones, shells, petrified wood, jasper, rocks and minerals. Each clinic lasts 2 hours. Questions and feedback are encouraged from all participants.
Clinics are complimentary and pre-registration is not required.
What to Bring:
Winter on the Oregon Coast can be wet and chilly. Please plan to bring the following to each clinic:
- A warm rain jacket
- Sturdy outdoor shoes
- A plastic bag or container for collecting
Weather and ocean conditions can be unpredictable on the Oregon Coast. Please practice caution during beachcombing clinics. This includes always facing the ocean, being wary of beach logs and debris, and keeping small children and animals near you at all times.
Join Us on the Following Beachcombing Clinic Dates:
- Friday, January 26, 2018 @ 9:00am
- Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 1:00pm
- Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 8:00am
- Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 9:00am
- Saturday, March 3, 2018 @ 3:00pm
- Saturday, March 10, 2018 @ 9:00am
- Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 2:00pm
- Saturday, March 31, 2018 @ 2:00pm
- Saturday, April 14, 2018 @ 1:00pm
- Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 1:00pm
Clinic dates and times are subject to change due to weather conditions. Please check back here and on our Facebook page for any cancellations or date changes.
In an effort to accommodate all visitors, the clinic dates marked with * will have extra time devoted to ADA participants.
Rock Your World: Pacific NW Gem & Jewelry Gallery
When Laura Joki is not busy hunting for beach treasure, you can find her at her shop, Rock Your World, located in the Nelscott District of Lincoln City. If you love rocks and gems, you will love this store. Featuring locally sourced fossils, gemstones and rocks, Laura, along with her husband Mike, craft hand-made jewelry and gifts out of their discovered beach finds. For more information, visit their website.
Got a detailed question about fossils, gems, agates or beachcombing? Contact our local expert.
Stay in Lincoln City
Make it a long weekend and stay in Lincoln City for a Beachcombing Clinic. The Sandcastle Beachfront Motel, Overlook Motel, and the WestShore OceanFront Suites are conveniently located next to the clinic site.
Looking for other lodging accommodations? Lincoln City has a variety of options for every budget level. Please visit our Lodging Page, which contains more information on hotels, motels, vacation rentals, camping and other accommodations.
Beachcombing in Lincoln City
There are several places to hunt for beach treasures in Lincoln City! To learn more about beachcombing locations and the treasures you can find, please visit our Beachcombing Page or call us at 541-996-1274.